Biscuit Baking Mix
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
Reply to Mgrandell55 re. failed biscuits. (1) make sure that ALL your ingredients are very very cold & I mean frig/freezer chilled including the bowl. Use half & half or heavy cream when possible. Mix quickly with fork or pastry blender/cutter just until ingredients are barely moistened/mixed & no more. NEVER mix or touch with hands, they are too warm. Do NOT over mix. Do NOT knead. Keep everything ice cold even keeping mixing bowl in another larger bowl lined with ice chips or ice cubes. DO NOT BE TEMPTED TO OVER-MIX!!! Do not try to shape. Just cut in squares with a knife. Or place in a muffin tin. Biscuit cutter if used must be ice cold. Do minimal handling. LESS IS MORE. Good luck. June (Renee's Kitchen)
This recipe is working out well for me. I cook for myself, and I like to make small portions so I don't have to end with a lot of leftovers. I tried Bisquick before, but I didn't really care for the texture and taste of anything that I made using it. Biscuits and dumplings definitely fell into the never again category. I made half of this recipe, and I used King Arthur Self-Rising flour in place of the baking powder and salt. The first thing I made was dumplings, and they were light and delicious. The good thing is I could scoop enough of the mix to just make enough dumplings for two servings. This will be a staple for my pantry.
Store bought baking powder has aluminum in it. I make my own with cornstarch and soda and cream of tartar. This recipe sounds good if you sub homemade baking powder...
this mix is amazing i will be using for a lot of meals deb PVFE
Absolutely the very very very best dumplings I have ever had were made from this mix.
This is my very favorite homemade mix. I don't buy the biscuit mixes in town, and haven't for decades, because they have aluminum in them. This allows me the convenience of a pre-packaged mix, but no nasty stuff in it. I keep it in the fridge. Such a useful recipe.
I was in the middle of making an impossibly easy pie when I discovered I was out of baking mix. Taste of Home to the rescue! I really only needed one cup, so I cut the recipe in half. I threw all the ingredients into a food processor with the dough blade and just let it run until everything was mixed well. It worked perfectly and saved my dinner. I used the leftover mix for pancakes in the morning. Saying goodbye to the store-bought stuff!
This was extremely easy to make and really tastes like the store bought mix! Iadequate pancakes with it this morning & the kids gobbled them up!
I tried this mix out and it was awesome. I plan to make several batches and give them out with several recipes in a pretty glass jar. Thank you so much Tami...
I make this with whole wheat pastry flour. Works great.